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Dec 18, 2018 Guy Boothby
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LibriVox recording of A Bid For Fortune; Or, Dr Nikola's Vendetta by Guy Boothby. Read in English by Peter John Keeble. Guy Newell Boothby (1867 – 1905) was a prolific Australian writer. He moved to London in 1894 and became most well-known for his Dr.Nikola mysteries. This book is the first in a series of five and introduces the good doctor himself. Dr Nikola Is a criminal mastermind with an occult twist and like much fiction of that era this book and the following are more about how others...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, mystery, Australia, criminal
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Dec 17, 2018 Fergus Hume
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LibriVox recording of The Spider by Fergus Hume. Read in English by Don W. Jenkins Arthur Vernon, member of the Athenian club and member of “society,” has a secret. His father has died and left him destitute, so he has begun a private investigation agency under the name “Nemo.” It would be disastrous if this were known among his associates at the club, and especially if his intended in-laws found out. But he is quite sure no one else knows, that is until his old college classmate,...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Detective, Mystery, blackmail
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Dec 16, 2018 E. Phillips Oppenheim
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LibriVox recording of Jacob's Ladder by E. Phillips Oppenheim. Read in English by Richard Kilmer This is a story about Jacob Pratt who “stood bond” for his brother and then lost all his money and was unable to pay his debts. Two years later his brother is finally able to restore him to an enviable financial position. Jacob rewards those who stood beside him during his time of trials and attempts to get even with those who had cast him aside. He finds that revenge is not always sweet. Even...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, fiction, Mystery, Crime
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Dec 16, 2018 Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
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LibriVox recording of Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life (Version 2) by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell. Read in English by Tony Foster "Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life" was Mrs Gaskell's first full-length novel. It was published anonymously in that tumultuous year of political change, 1848 - only a few months after the Communist Manifesto co-authored by her fellow Manchester-resident, Friedrich Engels. Engels's experience as agent in his father's cotton-spinning factory...
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Dec 14, 2018 Baroness Emmuska Orczy
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LibriVox recording of El Dorado, by Baroness Emmuska Orczy. Read by Karen Savage. El Dorado, by Baroness Orczy is a sequel book to the classic adventure tale, The Scarlet Pimpernel. It was first published in 1913. The novel is notable in that it is the partial basis for most of the film treatments of the original book. (Summary from Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature, adventure, revolution, spies, orczy, pimpernel
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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Dec 14, 2018 Nat Gould
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LibriVox recording of Who Did It? by Nat Gould. Read in English by Phil Benson Following the dissolution of the New South Wales government, Henry Bryce is ready to take on the Labour Party for the seat of Balmain East. But no sooner is the campaign underway than his body turns up in Sydney Harbour. Who did it? Nat Gould, the author of this mystery, was one of the most widely read of his day, especially among lovers of horse racing, the subject of many of his novels. Born in Manchester, England,...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, australia, Lancashire, Manchester, sydney, 1896
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Dec 13, 2018 Charles Dickens
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A Christmas Carol (full title: A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost Story of Christmas ) is a Victorian morality tale of an old and bitter miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, who undergoes a profound experience of redemption over the course of one evening. (Summary from Wikipedia) Read by Glen Hallstrom. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more...
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Topics: librivox, fiction, christmas, charles dickens, scrooge, tiny tim, cratchett, ghosts
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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Dec 13, 2018 James Joyce
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LibriVox recording of Dubliners, by James Joyce. Read by Tadhg Hynes. Dubliners is a collection of 15 short stories by James Joyce, first published in 1914. They form a naturalistic depiction of Irish middle class life in and around Dublin in the early years of the 20th century. The stories were written when Irish nationalism was at its peak and a search for a national identity and purpose was raging; at a crossroads of history and culture, Ireland was jolted by various converging ideas and...
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Topics: Joyce, Dublin, the dead, Trinity College, Ireland, short stories, literature, Librivox, audiobook
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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Dec 12, 2018 Various
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LibriVox recording of Compilation de poèmes - 011 by Various. Read in French by Margot; Christiane Jehanne; Sonia; Cocotte; Darro Konicek; Ezwa Cette compilation comprend une série de poèmes lus, en langue française, pour LibriVox. - Summary by Ezwa For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer...
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Dec 12, 2018 Charles Dickens
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LibriVox recording of The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain , by Charles Dickens. Read by Ruth Golding. The last of Dickens' Christmas novellas (1848), The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain centres around Professor Redlaw, a teacher of chemistry, whose personal life has been marred by sorrow and, he feels, by wrongs done to him in his past. He is haunted by his ghostly twin, who offers him the opportunity to forget completely all 'sorrow, wrong and trouble', claiming that this will make him...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, fiction, novella, Christmas, ghost, sorrow, memory, Tetterby, Swidger, Redlaw
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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Dec 12, 2018 Charles Dickens
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LibriVox recording of The Cricket on the Hearth , by Charles Dickens (1812-1870). Read by Ruth Golding . The tale of John Peerybingle, the good-hearted carrier, and his young wife Mary ('Dot'), interwoven with the story of poor toymaker Caleb Plummer, his beloved blind daughter Bertha, and the harsh old toy merchant Tackleton, who is due to marry May Fielding, a childhood friend of Dot. Comic relief is provided by Tilly Slowboy, the disaster-prone nursemaid of John and Dot's baby, and Boxer,...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, novella, fiction, christmas book, romance, marriage, fairy, family
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Dec 11, 2018 Mary Elizabeth Braddon
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LibriVox recording of The Christmas Hirelings by Mary Elizabeth Braddon. Read in English by Patti Cunningham; Jim Locke; DrPGould It is the Christmas season once again and things are, well, boring for the adults at Penlyon Castle. "...if somehow or other I had a pack of children belonging to me, I would keep Christmas with the best — keep it as it ought to be kept." says Sir John. His good friend Mr. Danby has the perfect solution - to hire some children to spend Christmas! Thus,...
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Dec 11, 2018 Walt Whitman
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Librivox recording of Leaves of Grass , by Walt Whitman. Read in English by Librivox volunteers. American poet Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass , is a collection of poems notable for its frank delight in and praise of the senses, during a time when such candid displays were considered immoral. Where much previous poetry, especially English, relied on symbolism, allegory, and meditation on the religious and spiritual, Leaves of Grass exalted the body and the material world. Whitman was inspired to...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature, whitman, poetry, america
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Dec 10, 2018 Reuben Gold Thwaites
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LibriVox recording of Daniel Boone, by Reuben Gold Thwaites. Read by wtomcho. Daniel Boone was a great hunter, explorer, surveyor, and excellent rifleman; he knew Indians and fought them skillfully. His life was filled with adventures and, with this biography, Reuben Gold Thwaites takes us along on some of those adventures. An exciting read of one of America’s true historical heroes.(Summary by William Tomcho from the preface to Daniel Boone.) For further information, including links to...
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Dec 9, 2018 L. Frank Baum
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LibriVox recording of The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum. Read by Kristin LeMoine. This story of Santa Claus veers away slightly from the traditional stories of his beginnings. L. Frank Baum creates a world of fantasy that surrounds Santa Claus’s life. Orphaned at an infant he is found by the nymph Necile, who convinces the great Ak to allow her to raise Claus for her own. As he grows older he meets his fellow humans, and sees the neglect of children. This sets him on the...
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Topics: audiobook, librivox, audio book, santa claus, santa, baum
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Dec 6, 2018 William Le Queux
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LibriVox recording of As We Forgive Them, by William Le Queux. Read by Tom Weiss. Gilbert Greenwood and Reginald Seton are bachelors who share a flat on Great Russell Street. Neither are especially prosperous but through economies, they manage to live well. One of their hobbies is fox hunting. One night, Greenwood, on returning from a fox hunt finds a man and a young girl alongside the road. The girl appears to be exhausted and Gilbert offers assistance to the couple . Greenwood learns the...
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Dec 5, 2018 Joseph Ashby-Sterry
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 12 recordings of A Christmas Duet by Joseph Ashby-Sterry. This was the Weekly Poetry project for December 20, 2015. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Brian Lornie; Beth Thomas & Jennifer Fournier; Claudia Salto; Laurie Anne Walden & David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Garth Burton; Greg Giordano & Maria Kasper; Sonia & John Burlinson; Lee Ann Howlett and Ruth Golding. Joseph Ashby-Sterry was an English poet and novelist. He works include Boudoir...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, literature, satire, poetry, humour, Christmas
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Dec 5, 2018 T. W. H. Crosland
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 11 recordings of To The Next Christmas by T. W. H. Crosland. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for  December 10, 2107. Read in English by nighthawks; Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Elanor; Newgatenovelist; fshort; MaryAnn; Nemo; Phil Schempf and Tomas Peter. Thomas William Hodgson Crosland was a British author, poet, journalist and friend of royalty. Thomas was a humanitarian who frequently wrote in his poems about the impoverished and sick and...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, literature, poetry, seasonal, humor
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Dec 5, 2018 Eleanor H. Porter
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LibriVox recording of POLLYANNA, by Eleanor H. Porter. Read by Phil Chenevert In a small town far out West, 11 year old Pollyanna has lost both her mother then her dad to disease. This book describes how the orphan is sent to be raised by her aunt who lives far away in the East of the country. Unfortunately her aunt does not want her but accepts her very reluctantly only out of 'duty' and sticks her into a tiny hot attic room so she will be 'out of the way'. What Aunt Polly does not know is...
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Dec 3, 2018 John Kendrick Bangs
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LibriVox recording of The Genial Idiot, by John Kendrick Bangs. John Kendrick Bangs once again takes us on a journey with the loveable, but somewhat self-opinionated and irritating Mr Idiot. (Summary by Michele Eaton) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . Download M4B...
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Dec 3, 2018 H. G. Wells
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Librivox recording of Ann Veronica by H. G. Wells. Read by Joy Chan. Ann Veronica was a controversial book detailing the development of a naive school girl into a "New Woman". When it was published, the Spectator described it as a "poisonous book ... capable of poisoning the minds of those who read it." Although it is unlikely to offend modern listeners in this way, this novel addresses many feminist issues that are still relevant today. (Summary by Joy Chan) For more free...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, feminism, suffragists, the New Woman
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Dec 2, 2018 Harrison Ainsworth
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LibriVox recording of The Lancashire Witches, by Harrison Ainsworth. Read by Andy Minter The Lancashire Witches is a highly fictionalised account of the activities of the notorious witches Demdike, Chattox and Alice Nutter who, together with others terrorised the district of Lancashire around Pendle Hill and the Forest of Bowland during the early seventeenth century. The witches named in the book were real enough, if not as witches then as people. Ainsworth, in his story brings in the...
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Nov 30, 2018 Harriet Beecher Stowe
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Librivox recording of Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Read by John Greenman. Among the most "banned" books in the United States, Uncle Tom’s Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly is a novel by American author Harriet Beecher Stowe which treats slavery as a central theme. Stowe was a Connecticut-born teacher at the Hartford Female Academy and an active abolitionist. The novel is believed to have had a profound effect on the North’s view of slavery. In fact, when he met...
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Nov 27, 2018 Ada Leverson
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LibriVox recording of Love's Shadow by Ada Leverson. Read in English by Helen Taylor The first in a trilogy of books known together as 'The Little Ottleys', this is a sparkling social comedy set in Edwardian London. Ada Leverson was a great friend and staunch supporter of Oscar Wilde and shared his love for sharp, witty writing. Like Wilde, her work is characterised by a wonderful ear for dialogue and deft characterization. 'Love's Shadow' introduces us to Bruce and Edith Ottley and their...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, marriage, comedy of manners, family life, london
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Nov 24, 2018 Various
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LibriVox recording of Compilation de poèmes - 010 by Various. Read in French by Sonia; Mayah; Laurette; Darro Konicek; Michaël Cadilhac; Rémi; Christiane Jehanne; Dagobert; Pauline Latournerie; Cocotte Cette compilation comprend une série de poèmes lus, en langue française, pour LibriVox. - Summary by Ezwa For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this...
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Nov 24, 2018 Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne
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LibriVox recording of The Ebb-Tide, by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne. Read by Mark F. Smith. Three men down on their luck in Tahiti agree to ship out on a vessel whose officers have died of smallpox. Their desperate venture inspires them to a further idea: they will steal the schooner and its cargo of champagne, sell them, and live a plentiful life. The thought is intoxicating... and so is the cargo, which they sample. Inattention nearly brings them to grief in a sudden storm. This...
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Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, adventure, fiction, sea-stories
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Nov 23, 2018 Leopoldo Garcia Alas
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LibriVox recording of La Regenta (Tomo I) by Leopoldo Garcia Alas. Read in Spanish by Epachuko "La Regenta" está considerada la mejor novela española del siglo XIX y una de las más importantes novelas de la Historia de las letras en el mismo idioma tras "El Quijote" lo cual son palabras mayores. Pocas obras en castellano han generado tal cantidad de análisis y comentarios, y al mismo tiempo, han sido tan maltratadas por el poder político al habérsela considerado...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, novela siglo xix, vetusta, clarín
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Nov 20, 2018 J. M. Barrie
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Librivox recording of Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie. Read by Librivox volunteers. Peter Pan is the well-loved story of three children and their adventures in Neverland with the boy who refuses to grow up. Swashbuckling, fairy dust, and flight; mermaid lagoons, ticking crocodiles, and Princess Tiger Lily; second to the right and then straight on till morning. You know the story... and if you don't, please start listening immediately! (summary by Meredith Hughes) For further information, including...
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Nov 17, 2018 Thomas Hardy
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LibriVox recording of The Mayor of Casterbridge, LibriVox Version 3 by Thomas Hardy.  Read by Alisson Veldhuis In a fit of drunkenness, Michael Henchard sells his wife and baby daughter to the highest bidder at a country fair. He lives with regret and swears off drink, until his wife and daughter return eighteen years later, when he is now well-off and the Mayor of Casterbridge. - Summary by Alisson Veldhuis For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS...
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Nov 15, 2018 Anna Katharine Green
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LibriVox recording of The Sword of Damocles by Anna Katharine Green. Read in English by Mary Bard Anna Katharine Green is best known as one of the first women detective writers, and The Sword of Damocles, first published in 1881, does indeed include several mysteries. There is a very brief appearance by her famous detective, Mr Gryce, but at the heart of the book, which is subtitled A Story of New York Life, are a number of very different love stories. (Summary by Mary Bard) For further...
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Nov 15, 2018 William T. Kane
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LibriVox recording of For Greater Things: The Story of Saint Stanislaus Kostka by William T. Kane. Read in English by Maria Kasper Saint Stanislaus Kostka was a 16th century Polish novice in the Society of Jesus. Polish nobleman John Kostka was not pleased with the spiritual inclinations of his second son. He did all he could to discourage Stanislaus’s desire for Christian service. Paul, a brother two years older than Stanslaus, bullied him and tried to lure him into more worldly pursuits....
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Nov 15, 2018 Bram Stoker
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LibriVox recording of Dracula by Bram Stoker. Read in English by Kara Shallenberg Famous for introducing the character of the vampire Count Dracula, the novel tells the story of Dracula's attempt to move from Transylvania to England so he may find new blood and spread the undead curse, and the battle between Dracula and a small group of men and women led by Professor Abraham Van Helsing. Although Stoker did not invent the vampire, he defined its modern form, and the novel has spawned numerous...
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Nov 14, 2018 W. John L. Sullivan
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LibriVox recording of Twelve Years in the Saddle by W. John L. Sullivan. Read in English by Will the Ninja Sergeant Sullivan tells the story of his life as a Texas Ranger for 12 incredible years in the late 1800s. (Summary by Will Nuessle) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit...
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Nov 13, 2018 Anna Katharine Green
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LibriVox recording of The Millionaire Baby, by Anna Katharine Green. Read by Dawn Larsen A reward of five thousand dollars is offered, by Phil Ocumpaugh, to whoever will give such information as will lead to the recovery, alive or dead, of his six-year-old daughter, Gwendolen, missing since the afternoon of August the 16th, from her home in New York.(quote from the book) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if...
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Nov 9, 2018 A. E. W. Mason
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LibriVox recording of Running Water by A.E.W. Mason read by Nicholas Clifford. Although A.E.W. Mason is best known for The Four Feathers, an adventure novel of 1902 set in Egypt and the Sudan (and filmed several times), he was a prolific and popular writer of the period. Running Water, published in 1907, is, like its predecessor, a tale of romantic adventure. Though much of the story takes place in England, the real setting here is in the high Alps, in the range of Mont Blanc near Chamonix and...
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Nov 9, 2018 Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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LibriVox recording of Crime and Punishment (version 2) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. (Translated by Constance Garnett.) Read in English by Expatriate "Crime and Punishment" is a novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It was first published in the literary journal "The Russian Messenger" in twelve monthly installments during 1866. It was later published in a single volume. It is the second of Dostoyevsky's full-length novels following his return from ten years of exile in...
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Nov 6, 2018 Anna Katharine Green
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LibriVox recording of The Circular Study by Anna Katharine Green. Read by Christine Dufour In this well-plotted, character-driven mystery, Detective Gryce receives a cryptic message calling him to the scene of a “strange” crime. He soon finds that the adjective is correct, for in a quiet brownstone house in a respectable New York City neighborhood, he finds the body of a man brutally stabbed to death, yet lovingly laid out on the floor of his study. The only apparent witnesses are a deaf...
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Nov 5, 2018 José Carlos Bruna Santiesteban
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LibriVox recording of Cuentos Rusos by José Carlos Bruna Santiesteban . Read in Spanish by KendalRigans El presente libro cuenta con 17 breves cuentos rusos tradicionales cada uno de los cuales nos trae una lección de vida similar a las que se contienen en las fábulas de Esopo. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or...
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Nov 5, 2018 Gerard Nolst Trenité
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This is a LibriVox Fortnightly Poetry from December 7, 2008. The Chaos, by Gerard Nolst Trenité. "The Chaos" is a poem which demonstrates the irregularity of English spelling and pronunciation, written by Gerard Nolst Trenité (1870-1946), also known under the pseudonym Charivarius. It first appeared in an appendix to the author's 1920 textbook Drop Your Foreign Accent: engelsche uitspraakoefeningen. (From Wikipedia) Librivox catalog page HERE . For more information, or to volunteer,...
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Nov 4, 2018 Benito Pérez Galdós
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LibriVox recording of Montes de Oca by Benito Pérez Galdós. Read in Spanish by Tux. Manuel Montes de Oca (Medina-Sidonia, 1804 – Vitoria, 20 de octubre de 1841) fue un marino y ministro de Marina, Comercio y Ultramar durante la presidencia de Espartero. Dirigió las acciones militares para sofocar los motines contra Espartero y organizó el levantamiento de 1841 en las Vascongadas. Montes de Oca es la octava novela de la Tercera Serie de los Episodios Nacionales de Benito Pérez Galdós. Se...
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Nov 3, 2018 Joshua Slocum
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Librivox recording of Sailing Alone Around the World , by Joshua Slocum. Read by Alan Chant. Joshua Slocum was the first man to sail around the world alone in a small boat. He personally rebuilt an 11.2 metre sloop-rigged fishing boat that he named the Spray. On April 24, 1895, he set sail from Boston, Massachusetts. More than three years later, he returned to Newport, Rhode Island, on June 27, 1898 having circumnavigated the world, a distance of 46,000 miles (74,000 km). In 1899 he described...
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Nov 2, 2018 J. S. Fletcher
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LibriVox recording of In the Mayor's Parlour by J. S. Fletcher. Read in English by Nicholas Clifford “Rotten borough” is a term that goes back to the 18th century, and it used to mean a parliamentary constituency in which a few property owners, or sometimes a single one, could choose the local member of parliament. The three Reform Acts of 1832, 1857 and 1884 brought that system to an end and by the time this book begins, a rotten borough has taken on its more modern meaning of a...
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Nov 1, 2018 Wallace D. Wattles
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LibriVox recording of The Science of Getting Rich, by Wallace D. Wattles. Read by Diana Majlinger. Would you like to be rich? Yes? Well, who wouldn't. The Science of Getting Rich is a book written by the New Thought Movement writer Wallace D. Wattles. The book is still in print after almost 100 years. According to USA Today, the text is "divided into 17 short, straight-to-the-point chapters that explain how to overcome mental barriers, and how creation, not competition, is the hidden key...
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Nov 1, 2018 Arthur Scott Bailey
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LibriVox recording of The Tale of Bobby Bobolink by Arthur Scott Bailey. Read in English by Foon; Shasta; MartinW; Alice Hastie; Mitzi; James K. White; larryhayes7 Arthur Scott Bailey, a native of the state of Vermont, wrote over forty children's books using a variety of animals, birds and even insects to entertain. The Tale of Bobby Bobolink is one of 16 stories of his Tuck-Me-In Tales series. - Summary by Larry Wilson For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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Oct 31, 2018 Fred M. White
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LibriVox recording of The Mystery of the Ravenspurs by Fred M. White. Read in English by Roger Melin The Ravenspurs have for generations resided quietly in prosperity and comfort at their seaside castle. But the clan is suddenly besieged with strange happenings which are dwindling the population of the family to only a few which remain, and those few find themselves in fear of becoming the very last of the powerful family if the cause of their untimely deaths and disappearances is not uncovered...
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Oct 28, 2018 Librivox Volunteers
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A collection of M4B files created by LibriVox Volunteers. For a current list of related pages go the Main Librivox M4B page . An M4B file is an audio file which can be bookmarked. This is the audio-book file type. These files can have chapter markers which can be skipped through as you would skip through files on a play list. They can have built in cover art and chapter images. They will remember where you left off each time you stop the file and come back to it . And variable speed settings on...
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Oct 27, 2018 A.P. Herbert
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LibriVox recording of THE SECRET BATTLE, by A.P. Herbert. Read by ROGER MELIN. Like many soldiers at the beginning of their military careers, Harry Penrose has romantic ideas of climbing the ranks and attaining hero status. However, while stationed at Gallipoli, the realities of war begin to take their toll on Penrose, not only physically, but also mentally where the war has become a 'battle of the mind.' This is his story as related by a fellow soldier, as well as the story of the campaign at...
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Oct 26, 2018 Henri Barbusse
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LibriVox recording of Under Fire: The Story of a Squad by Henri Barbusse. (Translated by William Fitzwater Wray.) Read in English by Beth Thomas; Jim Locke; Lynne T; Celine Major; Joseph McWombie; Mike Pelton; Roger Melin; Romano; Anna Simon An English translation of the French World War I novel "Le Feu", written by a French soldier and dedicated to "the memory of the comrades who fell by my side at Crony and on Hill 119." Barbusse was invalided out of the army after 17...
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Oct 26, 2018 Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer
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LibriVox recording of Rimas by Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer. Read in Spanish by KendalRigans Las "Rimas" De Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer es una de sus obras mas conocidas y halagadas, en ellas encontramos referencias sobre todo al amor, pero también a otros sentimientos como la traición. Estas rimas han sido publicadas en modo póstumo, sin embargo, debido a la sublimidad de las mismas, mantienen mucha vigencia a la actualidad, constituyéndose en un clásico romántico imperdible. Summary by...
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Oct 25, 2018 Charles Waddell Chesnutt
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LibriVox recording of The Colonel's Dream by Charles Waddell Chesnutt. Read in English by James K. White In this novel, Chesnutt described the hopelessness of Reconstruction in a post-Civil War South that was bent on reestablishing the former status quo and rebuilding itself as a region of the United States where new forms of "slavery" would replace the old. This novel illustrated how race hatred and the impotence of a reluctant Federal Government trumped the rule of law, ultimately...
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Oct 23, 2018 Victor Hugo
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LibriVox recording of Les Misérables Volume 3, by Victor Hugo. This is volume 3 of 5. -- An ex-convict breaks parole and starts a new life as a righteous man, but is pursued by a police inspector. Along the way, the ex-convict joins a revolution, adopts a daughter, and beats people up. Hooray. (Summary by smileyman457) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this...
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Oct 23, 2018 Pat O'Brien
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LibriVox recording of Outwitting The Hun; My Escape From A German Prison Camp by Pat O'Brien. Read by David Wales. A true war narrative, published in 1918 while WWI was still going on. Though not able to find the author, Pat O'Brien, on the internet, the recorder notes that there is, however, information about him in a wikipedia article about his wartime best friend, Paul Hartley Raney, at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Hartley_Raney (Summary by David Wales) For further information,...
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Oct 23, 2018 William Makepeace Thackeray
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LibriVox recording of Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray. Read in English by Helen Taylor One of the great Victorian novels by an author at the height of his powers, Vanity Fair follows the fortunes of the calculating, upwardly-mobile Becky Sharp and her gentle, good-hearted friend Amelia Sedley as they leave their boarding school and embark upon their lives in Vanity Fair – the social climbing, wealth-obsessed world of Regency England in the time of the Napoleonic Wars. - Summary by...
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Oct 21, 2018 John Bell Bouton
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LibriVox recording of Round the Block by John Bell Bouton. Read by Grant Hurlock. In Round the Block (1864), John Bell Bouton, a newspaper editor who later became a travel writer, stirs together comedy and pathos to explore the schemes and dreams of the average and extraordinary people inhabiting and intermingling on a single New York City block. In the path of the novel's circumambulation lie mystery, romance, and a murder trial, as love-matches and fortunes are made and lost through...
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Oct 20, 2018 Alfred Marshall
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LibriVox recording of Principles of Economics: Book 3, by Alfred Marshall. Principles of Economics was a leading economics textbook of Alfred Marshall (1842-1924), first published in 1890. Marshall began writing the Principles of Economics in 1881 and he spent much of the next decade at work on the treatise. His plan for the work gradually extended to a two-volume compilation on the whole of economic thought; the first volume was published in 1890 to worldwide acclaim that established him as...
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Oct 20, 2018 Alfred Marshall
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LibriVox recording of Principles of Economics, Book 4, by Alfred Marshall. Principles of Economics was a leading economics textbook of Alfred Marshall (1842-1924), first published in 1890. Marshall began writing the Principles of Economics in 1881 and he spent much of the next decade at work on the treatise. His plan for the work gradually extended to a two-volume compilation on the whole of economic thought; the first volume was published in 1890 to worldwide acclaim that established him as...
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Oct 20, 2018 Alfred Marshall
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LibriVox recording of Principles of Economics, Book 2, by Alfred Marshall. Principles of Economics is a leading economics textbook by Alfred Marshall (1842-1924), first published in 1890. Marshall began writing the Principles of Economics in 1881 and he spent much of the next decade at work on the treatise. His plan for the work gradually extended to a two-volume compilation on the whole of economic thought; the first volume was published in 1890 to worldwide acclaim that established him as one...
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Oct 19, 2018 Randall Garrett
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LibriVox recording of Randall Garrett: 3 Science Fiction stories by Randall Garrett. Read in English by Phil Chenevert The irrepressible Science Fiction author Randall Garrett wrote a wide array of short stories for the SF magazines of his day poking fun at many of the then current cherished beliefs, but he had a habit of writing under many different names. These three stories were all published in the 1960's and no matter what the by-line may look like, be assured they were all written by him...
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Oct 19, 2018 William Shakespeare
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LibriVox recording of Richard III by William Shakespeare. Richard III is an early history play probably written and performed around 1592-93. It is the culmination of Shakespeare's earlier three plays about Henry VI, and chronicles the bloody career of Richard, Duke of Gloucester. As the play opens, the Wars of the Roses are over, King Edward IV (Richard's brother) is on the throne, and all is ostensibly well. The problem? Richard wants to be king - and he'll stop at nothing to realize his...
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Oct 19, 2018 Arthur Rees
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LibriVox recording of The Shrieking Pit, by Arthur Rees. Read by Kevin Green. The Shrieking Pit is one of Arthur Rees's earlier works, and is a good old fashioned murder mystery story. Grant Colwyn, a private detective, is holidaying in East Anglia when he notices a young man at a nearby table behaving peculiarly. The young man later leaves the hotel without paying his bill, and turns up in a nearby hamlet in the Norfolk marshes where he takes lodgings at the village inn. The next day, another...
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Oct 18, 2018 Sun Tzu
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Librivox recording of The Art of War by Sun Tzu, translated by Lionel Giles. Read by Moira Fogarty. "The Art of War is a Chinese military treatise written during the 6th century BC by Sun Tzu. Composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare, it has long been praised as the definitive work on military strategies and tactics of its time. The Art of War is one of the oldest and most famous studies of strategy and has had a huge influence on both military planning...
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Oct 16, 2018 Charles Dickens
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LibriVox recording of Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens. Read by Mil Nicholson Little Dorrit, one of the three great novels of Charles Dickens’ last period, was produced in monthly installments from 1855 to 1857, and is considered one of his most profound. Dickens’ father spent three months in Marshalsea Prison for debt, which made a lasting impact on his life. This story centers around life in Marshalsea Prison and, as always, society in general. Book One begins in the infamous Marseilles...
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Oct 15, 2018 Charles Kingsley
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LibriVox recording of Madam How and Lady Why by Charles Kingsley. Did you ever wish you knew how to explain natural phenomena such as earthquakes and volcanoes to your children? Search no more, this book has all the answers (at least all the ones that were known in 1869) and gives them in a pedagogical way. Listed on the Ambleside homeschooling list. (Summary by Nadine) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if...
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Oct 11, 2018 Sabine Baring-Gould
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LibriVox recording of Kitty Alone by Sabine Baring-Gould. Read in English by MaryAnn Spiegel. Kate Quarm is a bright and sensitive girl. She lives with her aunt and uncle at Coombe Cellers, a farmhouse, eating house and store occupying a promontory in the estuary of the Teign, in the south of Devon. Kate's father is a dreamer, always off on the next get-rich-quick scheme, wandering across the countryside with his donkey cart. It seems that no one has the time or the inclination to try to...
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Oct 2, 2018 Charles Dickens
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LibriVox recording of David Copperfield o El sobrino de mi tía (español) by Charles Dickens. (Translated by Unknown.) Read in Spanish by Mongope. Esta obra narra la vida de David Copperfield desde su infancia hasta la madurez. El padre de David muere seis meses antes de que él naciera, y siete años después, su madre se vuelve a casar, pero David y su padrastro no se llevan bien, y DAvid es enviado por ello a un internado. A medida que David va labrando su vida, nos encontramos con una...
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LibriVox recording of Historia de la vida del Buscón, llamado Don Pablos, ejemplo de vagabundos y espejo de tacaños by Francisco de Quevedo. Read in Spanish by Epachuko Clásica novela picaresca española del Siglo de Oro, del gran Don Francisco de Quevedo. En ella se narran las extravagantes andanzas y aventuras de un joven pícaro: Don Pablos. Conoceremos sus inicios en casa de sus peculiares padres, su paso por la escuela, sus peripecias como criado de un gran señor, su etapa como...
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Sep 29, 2018 Benito Pérez Galdós
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LibriVox recording of El Equipaje del Rey José by Benito Pérez Galdós. Read in Spanish by Kendal Rigans. El equipaje del rey José (1875) es la primera novela de la segunda serie de los Episodios nacionales de Benito Pérez Galdós. En él, el escritor presenta a los personajes centrales de esta serie: Salvador Monsalud, Carlos Garrote, Jenara Barahona y Juan de Pipaón; a través de ellos se describe la raíz del enfrentamiento entre liberales y absolutistas -representado por la lucha...
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Sep 29, 2018 King James Version
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LibriVox recording of books Genesis, Exodus and Leviticus of the Bible, King James Version. Read by Darren L. Slider. The King James Version is an English translation of the Christian Bible begun in 1604 and first published in 1611 by the Church of England. In common with most other translations of the period, the New Testament was translated from the Textus Receptus (Received Text) series of the Greek texts. The Old Testament was translated from the Masoretic Hebrew text, while the Apocrypha...
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Sep 27, 2018 Kurt Vonnegut
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LibriVox recording of 2 B R 0 2 B, by Kurt Vonnegut. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. was a prolific and genre-bending American novelist known for works blending satire, black comedy, and science fiction, such as Slaughterhouse-Five, Cat's Cradle, and Breakfast of Champions. 2 B R 0 2 B is a satiric short story that imagines life (and death) in a future world where aging has been "cured" and population control is mandated and administered by the government. (Summary by Wikipedia and Laurie Anne...
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Sep 26, 2018 Mary Roberts Rinehart
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LibriVox recording of Dangerous Days by Mary Roberts Rinehart. Read by Nicholas Clifford. "Dangerous Days opens in a still neutral America, though within a year the country will have joined the European alliance against the Central Powers in the first world war. Clayton Spencer, a successful industrialist and owner of a munitions plant, finds himself facing several problems: not only anarchism and German sabotage, but also the prospect of a deteriorating marriage, and of a son who all too...
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Sep 26, 2018 D. H. Lawrence
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LibriVox recording of Sons and Lovers (Version 2) by D. H. Lawrence. Read in English by Tony Foster Lawrence summarised the plot of Sons and Lovers in a letter to Edward Garnett in 1912: “It follows this idea: a woman of character and refinement goes into the lower class, and has no satisfaction in her own life. She has had a passion for her husband, so her children are born of passion, and have heaps of vitality. But as her sons grow up she selects them as lovers — first the eldest, then...
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Sep 26, 2018 Edward Frederic Benson
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Librivox recording of Queen Lucia by E.F. Benson. Read by Martin Clifton. E. F. Benson (1867-1940) was born at Wellington College in Berkshire, where his father, who later went on to become the Archbishop of Canterbury, was the first Headmaster. He wrote 105 books in all. Queen Lucia (first published in 1920) was the first of Benson’s ‘Mapp and Lucia’ novels of which there were six. This first book is a comedy of manners based in the provincial village of Riseholme, where Emmeline Lucas...
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Sep 26, 2018 Jeffery Farnol
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LibriVox recording of The Money Moon: A Romance, by Jeffery Farnol. Read by John Lieder. The Money Moon is a light-hearted romance. Jilted in love, our American millionaire hero, George Bellow, takes a walking tour of the Kent countryside to overcome the “Haunting Spectre of the Might Have Been”. Along the way he makes friends with a young boy out to discover a fortune to save his Aunt Anthea from having to sell the family estate and George discovers his ideal “Arcadia” and true love....
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Sep 24, 2018 Mark Twain
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LibriVox recording of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. Read by John Greenman. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (published 1876) is a very well-known and popular story concerning American youth. Mark Twain's lively tale of the scrapes and adventures of boyhood is set in St. Petersburg, Missouri, where Tom Sawyer and his friend Huckleberry Finn have the kinds of adventures many boys can imagine: racing bugs during class, impressing girls, with fights and stunts in the schoolyard, getting...
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Sep 23, 2018 Charles Baudelaire
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Au Fil des lectures Première section des Fleurs du Mal : Spleen et Idéal de Charles Baudelaire . Une lecture de Thibaut Giraud . 1h 08 min
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